Deadline: December 5th, Entry for Faktura


Faktura: ORIGIN Russian Constructivism, is the visual demonstration of properties inherent to materialsfaktura

Faktura is a juried exhibition of jewelry and objects. Winthrop University and the Guild of Emerging Metalsmiths (GEM) invite all students, currently enrolled in a college/university-level metals, jewelry or designed objects program, to enter jewelry and designed objects that relate to this theme. This call for entries will reexamine the concept of Faktura in this context.  Objects submitted for consideration should hold a truth to materials that may be evident in the physical properties, history, origin, and/or sourcing of the materials that are used to create the work.

Works for the exhibition will be selected by Susie Ganch, Associate Professor/Metal Area Lead, Department of Craft and Material Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts.

About the Juror
Susie Ganch is currently Associate Professor and Head of the Metals Program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia. She is also Director of Radical Jewelry Makeover, an international traveling community jewelry mining and recycling project that was most recently hosted by the Wheelwright Museum (in Santa Fe, NM), Queensland College of Art Griffith University and Artisan Gallery (in Brisbane, Australia).  Solo exhibitions include Velvet da Vinci, University of Wyoming-Laramie, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA. Group Exhibitions include: Unexpected Pleasures (Design Museum, London, England, and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia), and the Heat Exchange (Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, AZ, and Kunstmuseen der Stadt Erfurt, Galerie Waidspeicher im Kulturhof Krönbacken, Erfurt, Germany), Surface and Substance (Contemporary Applied Arts and Electrum Gallery, London, England and Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales), Evolution and Imagination (Cameron Museum, NC). Collections include the Asheville Art Museum. Susie is a recent recipient of the Theresa Pollack Fine Art Award, a VA Commission for the Arts Grant, and multiple VCU Faculty Research Grants.   Publications include: Metalsmith Magazine (2008, volume 28, no. 3, cover article), The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewelry Makers, and Bijoux. Illustration et Design. Susie Ganch is represented by the Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA, and Quirk Gallery in Richmond, VA.
Faktura is made possible in part by Winthrop University jewelry and metals students and faculty, in partnership with the Winthrop University Galleries, the Guild of Emerging Metalsmiths (GEM), and Department of Fine Arts.

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View the PDF for entry Faktura 2013

Entry deadline is December 5, 2012

Cash awards ranging from $50-$150

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